Piotr Bromber became the new deputy minister of health; it will deal with social dialogue and human resources development. This was announced by the head of the ministry at a press conference on Monday. Adam Niedzielski invited representatives of the National Protest and Strike Committee of Healthcare Workers to a meeting on Tuesday.
– We have appointed a new deputy minister who is to deal with the most pressing issues from our point of view. I am talking about social dialogue, but also about the development of human resources – said Minister of Health Adam Niedzielski at a press conference. He added that “these are two areas that relate to the dispute we are having with the protest committee, but also to a priority that appeared in these talks, related to the education of staff, with the provision of post-specialized education”.
Adam Niedzielski proposes a meeting
Piotr Bromber became the new deputy minister, whose work is to “maintain a dialogue with all professional groups, but also with patients” – said Niedzielski.
The Minister of Health again invited representatives of the National Protest and Strike Committee of Healthcare Workers to a meeting on Tuesday at 1pm. He expressed the hope that the proposal would not be rejected. He added that on Thursday there will be a wider meeting with all unions, including those not participating in the protest.
Healthcare workers’ protest
On Saturday, health care workers marched through the streets of Warsaw in protest, and then created “White Town 2.0” near the Chancellery of the Prime Minister (Chancellery of the Prime Minister). The protesters gathered in the town announce that they will stay there until their demands are fulfilled. Among other things, they are demanding higher wages and changes to the system. “White Town 2.0” refers to the nurses’ protest in summer 2007.
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